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Old 12-19-2011, 08:24 AM
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Was hoping someone may be able to discuss a Martin "7 28". All I have been able to glean is that 200 +/- were made. They are basically a 7/8 size Indian D-28. Would be very interested to lean more. Thanks.

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Old 12-19-2011, 09:12 AM
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There was a thread recently where someone was looking for a small , short scale guitar and custom ordered a new 7-28. Be the first they've built since '81 as I recall. In that thread, the story was that the model was intended for the Asian market as a failed accommodation to their smaller stature, didn't work. Used ones are rare but you do see them pretty regularly. Maybe the custom order will spur them to reintroduce the line.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:33 AM
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You have double posted this...see my answer in the other post
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:41 AM
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Thanks. I know of one and have a serious interest in it. Just not much info out there on those little guitars. Appreciate your response.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:49 AM
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Thanks. I know of one and have a serious interest in it. Just not much info out there on those little guitars. Appreciate your response.
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What would you like to know about them?
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:59 AM
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Suppose it would depend greatly on the condition, production year etc. But in general terms what one would be worth. Plus I had some sketchy information that they tended to have neck issues. This particular guitar is prolly early 1980s, very little play.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:14 AM
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These guitars do not have adjustable truss rods and therefore the necks tend to have problems (which aren't cheap to repair.) The used ones I have seen were all selling in the $2,500 neighborhood. However, you can have a new one made at the custom shop (with an adjustable truss rod) for roughly the same price (if you don't make any changes.) To me, the new one was a no-brainer but if you can get the one you are interested in for closer to $1,500, then you could afford to repair it if needed. If you can get the one you are looking at for less than $1,500.......Grab it!
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:32 AM
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Thanks Willie. Sure you will enjoy your new guitar when it comes in!!
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